The highlight of 2018 was the end-of-year dinner enjoyed by members and the committee at Cheers in Irene. We were fortunate to have Ina and Johan Maartens join us as well. Another noteworthy item was the meeting between Johannesburg and Tshwane branch committee members to strategise around future collaboration opportunities. This meeting was also attended by vice president Pregs Naidoo. Topics discussed included scorecards and focus areas for 2019, newly created subcommittees i.e. Societal (focus on community, schools etc.), Golf Days, Site Visits, Training Days and finally the Relationships Committee (the drive to get more members, end users, patrons etc.). It is important to note that the two branches will be working closely across Gauteng to leverage any synergies that we feel will add additional value to our patrons and members. A joint call for members to support and assist the initiative will be issued shortly.
The AGM was held on 6 February at Centurion Country Club and was attended by a good number of people, some from outside the industry. We were also fortunate to have Pregs Naidoo and Johan and Ina Maartens join us for the event. The following people form the new committee: Petrus Klopper, Mark Tatlor, Nico Marneweck, Muhammed Babamia, Thabo Lekgowane, Johan Maree and Sebastiao Domingos. Roles will be defined at the next committee meeting.
The branch thanks Jurie Weideman and Archie Pitso who have decided to stand down. At present, the challenge for the new committee is to increase funding along with members and patrons, so that we can make an evermore positive contribution in our region.
SAIMC: From the President’s desk April 2019, SAIMC
In the pursuit of betterment, in an ideal world, we would like to think that every person, can, as a minimum, choose to leave this world in a better state than they found it. For each of us this might ...
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, SAIMC Is your data really yours?
This question was posed by Mark Dilchert of Integr8. With cloud-based storage and communication, a company’s data goes in one end, (usually) comes out the other, without ...
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The branch technology evenings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at our new venue – the offices of IoT.nxt, with invites sent via e-mail. Unfortunately, at present only around 30% of subscribers ...
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Industrial process control is normally achieved by manipulating operating temperatures, pressures, levels and flow rates, with the aim being to produce an end product of proven quality while optimising ...
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Sitting here writing another article on my cellphone, realising it’s 2019 and we have technology available to us that people could not even imagine when I was born, is quite a revelation. A sobering moment ...
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, SAIMC Technology evening: What is a cobot?
First of all, what is a robot? Dictionary definitions vary, but the gist is that it is a machine which takes the place of a human being (so those things at street ...
Read more...SAIMC: Durban branch March 2019, SAIMC
The AGM was held at the Durban Country Club on 6 February. A respectable audience of 23 members, six Patrons and one student member, gathered to attend the proceedings which ran smoothly under John Owen-Ellis’ ...
Read more...SAIMC: Secunda branch March 2019, SAIMC
The branch AGM took place on 17 January. In order to keep the momentum of the last two years, the committee remained unchanged, with the exception of the loss of two reliable members, Xandri Cornelisen ...
Read more...SAIMC: Zambia branch March 2019, SAIMC
Three SAIMC members from Zambia took part in the Technical Education Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training (TEVET) Stakeholders Consultative Workshop from 21-23 January at the Moba Motel in Kitwe.